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iConnect – Ugandan Home and Away http://iconnectuganda.com Just another WordPress site Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:01:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 UK East Africa Health Improvement and Investment Summit http://iconnectuganda.com/uk-east-africa-health-improvement-and-investment-summit http://iconnectuganda.com/uk-east-africa-health-improvement-and-investment-summit#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:12:14 +0000 http://iconnectuganda.com/?p=112

To further strengthen ties in the health sector, the East African Diaspora in the UK have been organizing investment summits to promote investment and to foster improvement in healthcare across the region. The summits have as a result provided opportunities for mainstream and impact investors in the UK to invest and share learning to improve the health sectors in East African Countries.

For purposes of more interaction with and from the region, the 3rd UK-East Africa Health Improvement and Investment Summit shall be held in Kampala, Uganda 21st – 23rd March 2018 at the Imperial Royale Hotel.

This summit shall be held under the theme Strengthening Investments to Improve Healthcare”

For more information, visit ukeastafricasummit.uukha.org

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ICare Foundation http://iconnectuganda.com/icare-foundation http://iconnectuganda.com/icare-foundation#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:56:30 +0000 http://iconnectuganda.com/?p=100

The ICare Foundation (ICF) is a development initiative functioning to create immediate and lasting improvements to the lives of people affected by lack of quality healthcare and educational issues, poverty, and disaster. We believe that the world can and must be promptly transformed into one where everyone can live a full life, free from scarcity.

Founded by Isaac Kigozi – a Ugandan film producer based in Los Angeles, this initiative is a human-centered, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization working for social development of vulnerable and marginalized people. ICF could also be labeled as a mobilization and implementing organization which designs and implements various developmental projects with the financial and technical support of international donor agencies, individuals, and the government.

ICF was established by a group of young and energetic humanitarians in Uganda and in the diaspora from different professions, all of whom are highly motivated and committed to contributing their time, skills and energies for the development and empowerment of socially marginalized and vulnerable communities in Uganda through addressing issues in healthcare, education and livelihoods.


ICare Foundation envisions a “Disease free, Educated, Empowered & Economically independent vibrant society in Uganda; which is guided by the values of equity, accountability, inclusion and respect”


To work for the development & empowerment of Socio-economically marginalized & vulnerable people in in Uganda with a focus on Education, Health, and Livelihood. ”


We have run FREE EYE CAMPS under the theme “YOUR EYESIGHT OUR INSIGHT”, with an objective to:

  1. Afford under-privileged people the opportunity to assess the condition of their eye sight
  2. Assist under-privileged citizens with serious eye problems to seek medical assistance as soon as possible
  3. Provide eye medicine to people with eye problems in their early stages, and sensitize them on how to prevent further complications
  4. Provide free eye care for patients with specialty eye conditions such as diseases of the: Retina – detachments, Cornea – corneal grafting; Orbit -Tumors & Cancers, Glaucoma, Low Vision services.

With the technical support of the Uganda Ophthalmology Society, and other partners we have so far sensitized and scanned 3500 patients, distributed over 1800 spectacles & free eye treatment medicine, and successfully done over 300 Cataract surgeries.

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2018 Uganda – Pacific Northwest Symposium Seattle http://iconnectuganda.com/2018-uganda-pacific-northwest-symposium-seattle http://iconnectuganda.com/2018-uganda-pacific-northwest-symposium-seattle#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:23:10 +0000 http://iconnectuganda.com/?p=86

iConnect welcomes you to the first-of-its-kind Uganda-Pacific North West ‘Sustainable Development’ Symposium (UPNWS) April 9-13th, 2018. Hosted by Ugandan-American professionals and United States counterparts in Washington State. It will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South Hotel, 22406 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA 98198.

Theme: Turning challenges into opportunities without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs (sustainable development).



The goal of the symposium is to build capacity and initiate trade partnerships for selected Ugandan Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to improve agricultural productivity, agro-processing, entrepreneurship and agro-industry innovation, tourism, ICT business processes, mining and minerals development, sollar energy development and more … with similar companies or enterprises in Washington State (SMEs owned by Youth and Women enterprises and of higher priority).

The symposium aims to help achieve Uganda’s Vision 2040, with the following primary objectives:

  • Create a stable environment for the private sector to thrive through security, transport, energy, water, health and education.
  • Promote industrialization and job creation for inclusive growth.

For more information, please fill the form below.

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2018 North America – East Africa Trade and Investment Summit http://iconnectuganda.com/north-america-east-africa-trade-summit http://iconnectuganda.com/north-america-east-africa-trade-summit#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:10:24 +0000 http://iconnectuganda.com/?p=83

The purpose for NAUTIS is to promote trade and investments between North America and Uganda. The company will annually hold the trade and investment summits the week before labor day weekend. Throughout the summit the goal will be to promote business cooperation between the American Businesses and Ugandan Businesses.

Workshops, Exhibitions and tours showcasing the American Businesses and investors will be held August 22nd 2018 and August 23rd 2018. Networking, partnership building workshops and investor matching meetings will be held August 24th 2018 thru August 25th 2018.

Workshops with the focus on how to invest in Ugandan businesses as well as highlighting given businesses and sectors to invest in will be held on August 26th 2018 and August 27th 2018The Summit will promote the American Businesses to the Ugandan Businesses and Government. Private meeting times for various interested businesses from Uganda with the American Businesses will be arranged.

The following are the proposed businesses and industries to be invited from America to participate in the trade and investments summit due to take place from August 22nd thru August 28th 2018 at the Hilton Hotel located at 300 112th AVE SE Bellevue Washington 98004.


This summit showcases American businesses, services, investors and products from the following businesses and or industries.


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2018 UNAA Convention Seattle http://iconnectuganda.com/2018-unaa-convention-seattle http://iconnectuganda.com/2018-unaa-convention-seattle#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:51:05 +0000 http://iconnectuganda.com/?p=77

The 2018 UNAA Convention will be held August 31st – September 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Seattle, WA. Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. The Space Needle and multiple fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft are popular attractions for the business savvy. For tourists, Seattle has beautiful weather, beaches and boat rides with a world-famous skyline in the backdrop.

Activities at the convention that iConnect is involved in include the Miss Uganda North America beauty pageant, the Trade and Investment forum and Convention Visitor Experience. Entertainment at the convention will include top artistes and DJs based in Uganda and North America. The popular Saturday evening boat ride is a must.

Don’t miss the North America – East Africa Trade and Investment Summit that happens August 22nd – 28th. iConnect is proudly partnering with Worldwide Trade and Investment Network, Inc. to bring this brand new experience to the UNAA Convention.

For questions about the convention, including travel bookings, vendor tables, sponsorships / partnerships and convention tickets, feel free to contact us.

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